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Archive for August, 2015

Feeling a bit gloomy now summer’s coming to an end? Don’t fret; the fun never stops in the capital and there’s still a bunch of great events going on in September. We’ve taken a look at what’s on the cards and picked the best of the bunch to keep you occupied this month!

Jamie Ritblat, adding first spade of concrete to plinthImage: Nell Gwynn Accommodation

Totally Thames
Across the River Thames
1-30 September

Did you know the River Thames stretches for 42 miles through London? That means there’s loads of space …

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Nothing says ‘east London’ like a cracking pint of craft beer or ale. So for those partial to a pint or two, you’ll be pleased to hear that Hackney Wick has recently become home to a new microbrewery and the UK’s first dedicated tank bar. We caught up with owner, Peter Holt, to find out what exactly a tank bar is and what you can expect from your visit to Howling Hops!

run hackneyImage: Howling Hops

First off, can you tell us a bit about the Howling Hops?

Hops is a brewery. …

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Every year, excited brides-to-be flock to London from near and far to celebrate their big day. Why? Because there’s so much to do with your girls, that’s why! Whether you prefer to keep it cultured or full of cocktails, we’ve put together our top picks of places sure to get that hen party going!

Canalside Image: Afternoon Tea

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea
The Sanderson Hotel, Berners St, W1T 3NG

For a quirky twist on the classic ‘ladies who lunch’ vibe, you can get your hen do off to a classy start with …

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Whether you live in London or you’re here to visit, we all have one thing in common – we moan about the transport rather regularly… The Tube? Too packed. The bus? Too slow. While the summer months are still lingering, why not take time out from public transport and join a guided walk of our capital’s best bits. Have a look at our top five and get ready to learn something new about the city.

Jamie Ritblat, adding first spade of concrete to plinth Image: Handcrafted Sites

Olympics London Walk
Every …

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We all know that food from street markets tastes better than food from anywhere else. London’s markets are no exception – from that spectacular pulled pork after it’s been slowly braising for 13 hours straight, to the unusual dishes from around the world that leave your tongue tingling. If you’re a street market foodie, the one at the Southbank Centre is certainly not to be missed!

Canalside Image: www.londontown.com

With a focus on supporting small and independent producers, the Southbank Centre Market hosts more than 40 food traders each …

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